It turns out that ImgBurn 126.96.36.199 can create playable DVD movies. So, if you have been using a tool like DVD Shrink to create that DVD output and have written your VIDEO_TS folder to your hard drive, look no further than this free program.
First, place a blank DVD disk into your burner. You might use a DVD+RW or DVD-RW to create an initial test burn, as is shown in the images below, or you may feel confident enough to use write-once media like DVD+R or DVD-R. Whichever the case, using Verbatim DVD blanks for the final burn is always a good choice, since they are of high enough quality to prevent skips and such that can occur with less expensive and less reliable media.
After you have placed a blank in your burner, start the ImgBurn 188.8.131.52 application and switch to the BUILD mode as shown in the screen shot below:
Choose the “Browse for a folder…” icon to open the dialog that will allow you to navigate to the VIDEO_TS folder you wish to burn:
In the dialog that opens, choose the appropriate VIDEO_TS folder and click the OK button:
Once the folder is specified, navigate to the OPTIONS tab and select the “ISO9660 + UDF” file system:
Navigate to the LABELS tab and type in Volume Label values for both the ISO9660 and UDF fields:
Navigate to the ADVANCED tab and set the Restrictions options as shown below. In the ISO9660 section, only LEVEL 1 should be selected while under the Joliet section, only LEVEL 1 should be selected. When those selections have been made, click on the WRITE icon to the left of the tabbed dialog and just under the Destination field:
A quick summary dialog should then appear on screen. If all of that information looks correct, click on the OK button to continue:
If all is successful to this point, a Status screen should show the progress of the burn:
If you have selected the Verify option, the Status screen should reflect that as it does the verification, and then when the process is finished, you should see a confirmation screen. Simply click on the OK button to acknowledge the completion of the burn:
You may then exit the ImgBurn application if you wish and move on to testing the DVD you have just burned to ensure it does play back properly. You can test it in your PC drive by opening your DVD playing software and choosing the optical disk containing the burned DVD as the source and playing through the movie contained therein.
If you had wished, you could have assembled the contents of the DVD via the “Browse for a file…” option just above the folder button and then manually selected the individual files that would make up the final burn, but most of the time it is likely that an entire VIDEO_TS folder will be selected, so that is what this example focused on.